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Spring 2019 Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series

Stereotype Threat and IdentiTy Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community

Presenter: Dr. Claude Steele, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University  

Audience Knowledge: Novice – Limited or no experience, training, and/or personal reflection discussing racism, privilege, and other social justice issues and identifying personal biases, prejudices, and identity

Program Description: Drawing on stereotype threat and social identity threat research, Dr. Steele will address the why, what, and how of diverse learning communities: why they are important, a working hypothesis about what is critical to their success, and what research reveals about how to achieve that success. Dr. Steele will identify features of diverse learning communities—schools, universities and academic disciplines—that while good for all students, are especially helpful for minority students generally, and for women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Dr. Steele will also explore the psychological significance of community and its role in learning.  

Date: April 11, 2019
Location: Rudder Theatre Complex
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
 
Registration: Texas A&M student employees, faculty, and staff can register here.
If you need assistance registering, please email diversity@tamu.edu or call the Office for Diversity at 979-458-2905




How and Why Libraries can be a Hub for Diversity on Today’s Campus


Presenters: David Carlson, Dean, University Libraries and Patrick Zinn, Director of Marketing & Communications, University Libraries

Audience Knowledge: Novice – Limited or no experience, training, and/or personal reflection discussing racism, privilege, and other social justice issues and identifying personal biases, prejudices, and identity

Program Description: This presentation explores the opportunities an academic library has in playing a role in diversity efforts on their campus. The Texas A&M University Libraries see themselves as a "home away from home" for students, providing an opportunity to create spaces where all feel welcomed with messages of inclusion and understanding. This presentation will provide specific examples of how they activated their own voice by developing a wide-range of diversity programming designed to work in tandem with the University’s efforts to develop a more inclusive campus.

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Location: 601 Rudder Tower
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Registration: Texas A&M student employees, faculty, and staff can register here. If you need assistance registering, please email diversity@tamu.edu or call the Office for Diversity at 979-458-2905.